Open : Summer: 09:00 – 07: 00 p.m. & Winters: 09: 30 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.
Closed : Every Friday throughout the year
Entry Fees : INR 40/
Nearest Metro Station : Pragati Maidan Metro Station (2 kms) & Khan Market Metro Station
Travellers Advice : Do not try to feed the animals or birds; it is strictly prohibited as well not good for animals and birds health. One can hire battery operated open buses to go around the zoo. It’s good for small kids and elderly people as they cannot walk a lot.
National Zoological Park is one of the most happening place for kids in New Delhi. Filled with thousands of beautiful birds, lush greenery and wild cats – it’s really one place to be in. A home to 22000 animals with 130 species of animals and birds, it can be seen either by foot or by battery – operated vehicle. Spread over 214 acres, it was established in the year 1959.
Basically there are two pathways, one which leads to the library and the other which houses rare species of animals and birds. The list includes Hippopotomus, White Tiger, Spider Monkey, Gir Lion, Hyena, Axis deer, Peafowl, Hog Dear, Banteng, Emu, Macauque, African Wild Buffalow and so on. There is also a section of where Snakes are kept. In this section one can see varied snakes including Python and Indian Cobra.
Every winters in the months of October – March one can see various migratory birds. Various Conservative breeding plans too are carried out for Royal Bengal tiger, Asiatic Lion, Red Jungle Fowl, Brown Antelered Deer, Swamp Deer and Red Jungle fowl.
In addition to these there are around 200 varieties of trees which are displayed with their uses.
The other section leads to a huge library where one can read about various flora and fauna. There is no entrance fee to it.